USC Human Resources, Equity, and Compliance Announcement

I write today to share the bittersweet news that Felicia Washington, USC’s first senior vice president of human resources, will be leaving USC to lead Human Resources at the University of Pennsylvania at the end of August.

Early Findings from USC Culture Survey

The spring 2024 semester was a challenging time for us and universities across the country. USC’s six Unifying Values are the roadmap that guides our behaviors and charts our path forward.

Training exercise for a safety and emergency preparedness incident on June 12 at HSC

The USC Department of Public Safety regularly partners with other first responder agencies in drills to help law enforcement officials practice working together in response to a critical situation.

Campus Update

Last week, USC’s 141st commencement drew more than 85,000 graduates and guests to the University Park Campus. We thank everyone for adhering to the security and perimeter protocols that helped us ensure a successful and memorable celebration for our graduates, their families, friends, and loved ones.

USC Faculty and Staff Access and Visitor Registration Guidelines for University Park Campus

If you are accessing the University Park Campus (UPC) this week, please carefully read the following guidance. If you are not sure whether you need to access campus or off-campus commencement events during the commencement period, please check in with your supervisor or department leadership, prior to May 9.

Campus Update

I am writing to let you know that early this morning DPS, with the assistance of the LAPD, removed the occupiers who had rebuilt their illegal encampment in Alumni Park. The operation was peaceful. Campus is opening, students are returning to prepare for finals, and commencement set-up is in full swing.

Campus Update

Dear Trojan Family,

I’m writing to let you know the steps we’re taking now to ensure students finish their finals in a quiet, safe academic environment – and that our graduating students can enjoy peaceful and joyous commencement ceremonies worthy of their accomplishments.

Campus Operations Update

Across the University Park Campus, there is a flurry of activity as teams work around the clock to prepare for over 100 Commencement ceremonies, celebrations, and receptions, which begin on May 8.

Campus Update

I’m writing to give you an update.  The recent events at USC have been hard on all of us – I know you’re seeing it, hearing it, and that you have many questions about how we’re maintaining safety, honoring free speech, and ensuring we can host our 141st commencement to give our graduates the celebration they have earned.

Campus Operations Update

We are working to establish an operations protocol that will ensure a safe, secure, and smoothly running campus during these unprecedented times. Thank you for your patience. We know the last couple of days have been frustrating.